Our Policies

Rules & Regulations of The Conservatory

It has been said that without rules, chaos reigns!  In our continuing effort to provide our customers with the highest quality, most proficient and well-organized school of music in our area, we have implemented the following policies and procedures to ensure a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

 

Acceptance

The Conservatory is an institution of higher learning, in which the classical method of music instruction (proven over decades and centuries) is emphasized. The Conservatory is the ONLY Founding School of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (MDP) in the entire greater Houston area, and is also the Assessment Center for the MDP in the Houston area as well. The Conservatory has now been voted the “BEST in KATY” for a 4th consecutive year as well.

As such, available lesson time slots are limited, and not all students will be accepted into our private lesson program. It is possible that an interview with the family / audition of the student may be required.

If accepted, please understand that you are securing a lesson time slot, “not” a particular instructor. ALL instructors who teach at The Conservatory are professionals and are very capable of teaching you or your child. In the extremely rare instance that a particular instructor is no longer available, The Conservatory reserves the right to assign another professional instructor to your chosen time slot to continue with your lessons. In the event the assigned instructor cannot teach on the assigned day, The Conservatory will assign a substitute instructor. Having a substitute instructor does not relieve the student of their responsibility to attend their lesson.

 

Expectation of Parents

Although we at The Conservatory are certainly happy to provide the finest music lessons in our area for you and yours, please also understand that music lessons are only one part of a complete music learning process. Another very important facet to a child’s learning is the involvement of the parent during the student’s practice time at home.

Therefore, it is expected that a parent(s) will assist their child with their studies, especially up to the age of seven (7), and hopefully beyond. However, the early formative years are most critical and is where the parent(s) must commit to working with their child for proper and age-related musical development.

 

Authority

Any and all matters dealing with the conservatory shall be addressed with the front office, and not with the individual instructors.

 

Photo Release

During the course of your involvement with The Conservatory, your child’s image/photograph/video could be used for various promotional or educational purposes by The Conservatory. While your child’s first name may be used (as is required by local magazines, etc.), NO LAST NAME OR ADDRESS will be included with your child’s image.

You are giving permission to The Conservatory to use any image/photograph/video as described above, and are willing to release this into the public domain and understand that no monetary compensation will be given for the use of the materials.

 

Monthly Fees

Please contact us for our current base tuition rate, which is inclusive of a typical 4-week month.  Any month with 5 weeks would incur an additional fee of $20 for the fifth week.

Our program fees are based on a monthly schedule (4 or 5-week months, 5th week is NOT optional), payable in advance. The Conservatory requires a two (2) month minimum for all lessons, payable at lesson sign-up.

There is a one-time registration fee of $35.00.

Please contact us for additional information regarding one-time consultation lessons and their respective fee.

 

Pro-Rating

Months are NOT prorated between September 1st – May 31st of any school year, with the exception of specific holidays.

 

Credit Cards

The Conservatory conducts business on a credit card authorization form, which is mandatory. Payments for the upcoming month are automatically charged to the credit card on file on the last lesson day of the current month. Receipts for the charges will be provided via email. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for tuition charges received after the due date, in cases of NSF or declined credit card authorizations.

There is a one-time registration fee of $35.00.

 

Non-Solicitation

The Conservatory of Music has invested a significant amount of time, effort, and capital in building and maintaining its business operations and good will with our clients.
Therefore, please note the following:
• It is against The Conservatory of Music policies for either the client, or the instructor, to solicit the contact information of each other pursuant to the instructor’s signed and legally binding Non-Solicitation Agreement with The Conservatory of Music.
• If an instructor solicits your contact information, you are on your honor to inform us of this breach immediately.
• If it is determined that a client of The Conservatory of Music has solicited the contact information of any instructor associated with The Conservatory of Music, said client could be removed as a client of The Conservatory of Music with forfeiture of any tuition and fees.

 

Withdrawals

Withdrawals require a 30-day notice and the completion of our withdrawal form. Any withdrawal with less than the required notice, or conducted via telephone or email, will incur a forfeiture of the remaining tuition and a $35.00 drop fee.

 

Missed Lessons

Lesson attendance is critical to achieving maximum benefits of the lessons provided.  However, The Conservatory will allow a maximum of two (2), 1-hour Group Makeup Lessons per calendar year (September 1st – August 31st).  Please note that The Conservatory does not offer private makeup lessons, and does not offer makeup lessons for missed makeup lessons.    No refunds or credits for missed lessons will be provided.

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